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What’s New: MaXXXine, The Boyfriend, The Killer’s Game, Batman: Arkham Shadow

by Neil Bui

Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on MaXXXine, The Boyfriend, The Killer’s Game, and Batman: Arkham Shadow.

  1. MaXXXine: Official Trailer 2

The final chapter in a trilogy, MaXXXine, is not only a blast of 1980s nostalgia but it’s a trip to another time. Be sure to see the first two films, X and Pearl, before the latest film comes out next month. As of the date of this article’s posting, X is on Netflix and Pearl is on Prime Video.

Check JustWatch Below to See Where to Watch X and Pearl

Release Date: In theaters on July 5, 2024

Synopsis: In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

  1. The Boyfriend: Teaser Trailer

The Boyfriend breaks new ground for the Japanese reality dating genre as Japan’s first same-sex romance reality series. The show will also focus on friendship and personal development according to executive producer Dai Ota. 

“We started out wanting to highlight the young men’s friendships and personalities,” Ota, manager of live-action originals at Netflix Japan, explained, “Our focus wasn’t just on romance but also on spending time together and experiencing personal growth.”

Chief producer and director Keisuke Hishida included the cast in conversations about the value of connecting with others in ways beyond romantic feelings.

“I discussed with the cast how growth and valuable experiences stem from shared friendships, youth and struggles, not just romance,” Hishida said. “This led to many unexpected miracles on set.”

Model, DJ and YouTube vlogger Taiki served as producer and casting director.

“I’m so happy with how this series took shape,” Taiki said. “I listened to each participant with a goal to produce a show that left everyone feeling valued and loved.”

Release Date: On Netflix on July 9, 2024; 10 episodes over 4 weeks every Tuesday

Synopsis: The Boyfriend features a group of nine young men who are attracted to other guys as they live together in a seaside beach house called the “Green Room” and run a peppermint coffee truck. Whether they are here to meet a romantic partner, find a lifelong friend or improve themselves, these men bring their hopes and dreams to the Green Room to take part in the first gay romance reality show in Japan. This series represents a new chapter in the history of Japanese romance reality shows, which until now have only depicted heterosexual relationships.

  1. The Killer’s Game: Official Trailer

Dave Bautista stars in The Killer’s Game, which puts him in the center of the over-the-top action genre featuring assassins. Cinematically it feels a tad more light-hearted, visually vibrant, and leaning more on comedy compared to Lionsgate’ iconic assassin franchise, John Wick.

Release Date: In theaters September 13, 2024

Synopsis: In the new action-comedy THE KILLER’S GAME, when top hitman Joe Flood (Dave Bautista) is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he decides to take matters into his own hands – by taking a hit out on himself. But when the very hitmen he hired also target his ex-girlfriend (Sofia Boutella), he must fend off an army of assassin colleagues and win back the love of his life before it’s too late.

  1. Batman: Arkham Shadow – Story Trailer

Surprise! Another game in the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Shadow, this time a VR game only available on the Meta Quest 3. This game takes place after the prequel game Batman: Arkham Origins but still before the iconic and original Arkham Asylum. The storyline will focus on an obscure villain I’m not too familiar with, the Rat King. The Bat versus the Rat I suppose. 

Release Date: Available Fall 2024, only on Meta Quest 3

Synopsis: It’s the Fourth of July, and Gotham City is under attack by a new threat: the mysterious Rat King and his cultish devotees. As widespread rioting engulfs the city, Batman races to prevent this so-called “Day of Wrath,” but it all goes wrong.

Experience Gotham City like never before in this immersive, full-length entry in the Arkham franchise. Set roughly 2 years after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins, you’ll experience the origins of such iconic characters as The Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and more.

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